Dear OM Writers. With the exciting arrival of the Royal baby yesterday in London, how about exercising your awesome writing skills and suggest a SPIRITUAL NAME for the new heir to the Throne. You are invited to submit an article of up to 500 words (Min 250 words) introducing your thoughts for a Spiritual name, the meaning of the name, why you have chosen it, some background to the culture, spiritual community or religion that the name springs from and any other relevant info. The top…Continue
Added by Trevor Taylor on July 23, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
The most recent and significant development in same sex marriages in the UK was the announcement that the 700 year old Westminster Chapel of St Mary Undercroft which is situated in a holy crypt below the Houses of Parliament in London is to be promoted by the Government to host same sex marriages, and to convert the chapel into a multi faith area.
Ministers from religious denominations, such as Quakers and Liberal Jews, who have indicated they will perform the ceremonies, will be able…Continue
“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”
― Benjamin Franklin..
.....I wonder what one of America's Founding Fathers and Philosopher Benjamin Franklin would make of the Supreme Court in the USA today taking a long hard critical look at the untenable Defence of Marriage Act (DOMA),and its validity in the Constitution. A Landmark decision to strike down the 1996 Act, which denies benefits to single-sex couples, seems…Continue
The Ego and Conscious Thinking,
By Trevor Taylor.
"Islands are special places. They are finite, complete. They are of the sea, and because of that, their land has added value.
An island can become part of you, though perhaps not you part of it.
An island allows you to stop and stare, to look anew at things with which you're familiar, and to find the things with which you aren’t. It gives you chances to look more closely at yourself."
....Armed with the…Continue
Added by Trevor Taylor on February 3, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
OM Times Editor Trevor Taylor meets HM The Queen at a private reception at the Royal Commonwealth Society, London this week.
(By Trevor Taylor LLB (Hons)- Member of the Royal Commonwealth Society Club, London)
On Wednesday the 14th November 2012 I had the great privilege of meeting HM the Queen, who is also Head of the Commonwealth, at a private reception at the Royal Commonwealth Society in Northumberland Avenue,…Continue
Added by Trevor Taylor on November 16, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
The simple power of Words....
At a lunch the other day, a law student asked me if the choice of words one uses could have completely different outcomes. My inner compass spun and signposted me to two of the most inspiring speeches I have enjoyed reading. I turned to him and said "Oh, without doubt, Nehru and Martin Luther King – history’s wordsmiths" Later that day I went home and jotted down the reasons for my answer, so that I could discuss it with him at the next…Continue